A Red, White, and Blue prospect is simply DOMINANT in the QMJHL

Published January 16, 2022 at 1:09 PM

With the 191st pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, Tevor Timmins' draft team had set their sights on Quebec forward, Xavier Simoneau.

Simoneau, 20 years old, is having a great season with the Charlottetown Islanders. He has played no less than 46 games in 24 games, good for sixth in the QMJHL. He is averaging almost two points per game and is an offensive stat machine at all levels.

Simoneau is also at the top of a rather impressive category in terms of advanced statistics. He is the Q's forward with the fewest turnovers per 100 puck possessions, averaging 4.6 turnovers among all forwards in the league who have played at least 120 minutes at even strength.

Pretty amazing, huh?

What does that mean? Simoneau has some ability to make very effective plays on the ice. He's clearly ahead of the game. That will serve him well when he has to make the transition from the junior to the pro level.

In the pros, turnovers are deadly, so it's a nice set of tools that Simoneau is building in the QMJHL.

The former Drummondville Voltigeurs captain should be with the Laval Rocket next year, barring a surprise. It will be very interesting to follow his journey until the end of the season.
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